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Clarkson Hosts Access-ability Day Nov. 3

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Clarkson University will host Access-Ability Day on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.-midnight in the Cheel Campus Center.access

The event is designed to promote disability awareness through lectures, demonstrations and entertainment. Daytime events include a puppet show by The Kids on the Block, and a demonstration of trained dogs by Canine Helpers for the Handicapped. Also featured is the Zoot Scoot, a go-kart designed by Clarkson students to assist the disabled.

Other presentations include lectures on “Access for the Visually Impaired,” “Telecommunications for the Deaf,” “Eliminating Architectural Barriers,” “Experimentation on Attention Deficit Disorder,” and “Software Applications for the Blind and Dyslexic.”

Evening programming begins at 7 p.m. with featured speaker Wil Hansen and his presentation “Wil Hansen…and Nobody Else: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness with a Disability,” followed at 9:30 p.m. by a showing of the Oscar-winning film “My Left Foot” starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker.

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

PHOTO CAPTION: Dogs trained by Canine Helpers for the Handicapped will make an appearance at Clarkson University Access-Ability Day Nov. 3. “Sunshine,” pictured here, picks up a baseball cap for his young master. [Photo courtesy of Canine Helpers for the Handicapped]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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